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Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex earns 1st MMA win in ONE Championship, submits Asha Roka at ‘ONE: Dreams of Gold’ in Bangkok

Stamp Fairtex, Olivier Coste, Asha Roka (©ONE Championship)

Stamp Fairtex, Olivier Coste, Asha Roka (©ONE Championship)

Reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 21, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” It was her first mixed martial arts victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring mixed martial arts, kickboxing and Muay Thai, “ONE: Dreams of Gold” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019. In the 12th bout of the evening, Stamp faced promotional debutante Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka, 20, of India in an MMA bout in the women’s atomweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.

Stamp displayed her improving ground game by taking Roka down and controlling her on the mat. In the third and final round, Stamp sent the Thai crowd into a frenzy.

Coste put a stop to the atomweight contest after 1 minute and 29 seconds in the third round. Stamp locked in a rear naked choke and forced Roka to tap out.

Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional MMA record of Stamp to 2 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Roka now has 4 wins and 1 loss.

Including India and Thailand, 19 countries were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others were Brazil, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Cyprus, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Stamp was one of the six fighters who represented Thailand. Training out of Positron, Roka solely represented India.

Roka was not the first Indian opponent Stamp competed against in a professional MMA bout. On July 19, 2018, the Thai fighter knocked out Rashi “Champ” Shinde, 19, of India in “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” Season 2 at Zepp@Big Box in Singapore.

Originally from Rayong, Thailand, Stamp has been competing in Muay Thai since she was 5 years old. She was 18 when she moved to Pattaya, Thailand and went on to become the first ever female fighter at Fairtex.

More photos of the bout between Stamp and Roka are on Top Sports Asia. Watch the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” recap here:

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